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>> tonight we start at the beginning, exploring the life and times of martha washington. >> martha washington was george washington's confidant. >> she was a person very absorbed in duty and very capable. but she didn't like that. she called herself a prisoner of state. >> by the same token that every step washington took to find the office, so in a very real sense kit be said everything martha washington did like wise. >> it was a business-like relationship, but not i think without affection. i think they had deep respect and affection for each other. >> it was as close to her how many town. she would own most of this block going back a couple acres, which mean she owned a huge chunk of what williamsburg was. there was a lot of tragedy in martha washington's life, she lost her first husband. she was raised a rich woman. now, what that means in 18th century is not familiesly what it means today. >> when she marries george washington she brings with her to mount vernon 12 house slaves, and that is really almost an unimaginable luxury. >> it takes her 10 days to travel here to valley
] martha: thanks, guys. we start with this fox news alert. egypt's disgraced former president hosni mubarak could be released from prison as early as this week as prosecutors cleared him of his corruption case as egypt continues to spiral into chaos. gregg: that news coming as there is new bloodshed in egypt with the execution-style killings of 20 policemen in the sinai. >> the best way to solve this problem is to write a new constitution where everyone has a say. and to have new elections. if they hadn elections muslim brotherhood could get creamed. if they don't, al qaeda will come in. that means gas prices go up. the suez canal gets compromised. this is a disaster in the making. martha: an estimated 1,000 people have been killed in these clashes between supporters of the muscle * and the government security forces. we have seen violence if alex and dria and -- in alexandria. the government has banned vigilante groups and say they will not tolerate any more violence. gregg: what's cairo like so far? >> reporter: it appears the muslim brotherhood's so-called week of rage has fizzled. the a
morning to you, martha, in new york. martha: i'm martha maccallum live in "america's newsroom" this morning. several countries are standing against the syrian regime saying they want to take action and now britain and france are saying they may hold off on their decision until the united nations finishes their work. president obama says is short strike he believes will be effective. >> if we're saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow staying stop doing, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term. bill: molly henneberg leads our coverage live on the north lawn. poly, there will be more meetings today there, but this one is with leaders from congress, and what do we know about that meeting today? >> reporter: the president will two more in depth what the white house is saying all week. that this was a chemical attack they believe, that the u.s. can not let it go unanswered and the president is expected to lay out to congressional leaders his options and classified intelligence behind these options. there
." martha: big one. bill: shocker. are you surprised? i'm thoroughly stunned. martha: you wonder what the next shoe to drop is. i'm martha maccallum. the nsa reportedly intercepted calls from americans on american soil. many times they say it was by accident. sometimes an area code was a mix-up between egypt and washington, d.c. but either way, when these mistakes were made, although we've been told that the government tried to be as transparent as possible, nobody was told that those mistakes were made and the information that we got in this report from the "washington post" last night comes from edward snowden, the man who leaked the initial information about the nsa program and now has temporary asylum in russia. bill: funny how that works, huh? senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is on vacation with the president at martha's vineyard. actually wendell's working. the president is on vacation. what's the white house saying about this, wendell? >> reporter: the white house appears to have been blindsided by this sorry. officials are referring reporters to t
? >> anna: yeah. and go to radio. >> brian: right. see you tomorrow. martha: guys, thank you so much. and folks news alert this morning on breaking new developments right now out of egypt the u.s. is reportedly continue to evaluate is the word of the morning our aid to the middle east nation while conducting a broad review of what you're seeing into these pictures. unbelievable scenes of unrest in egypt. so many questions where all of this is headed. saudi arabia said they will step up and fill in any aid that is missing if the united states decides to pull back on it. so you've got that in the equation as well today. good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum here in "america's newsroom." gregg: i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. those reports come on the same date supreme leader of the muslim brotherhood was arrested. he was taken into custody at an apartment in cairo, one day after a court ordered the release of former dictator hosni mubarak. martha: leland vittert is live in the middle east this morning. leland, are the mass arrests doing the trick to get things under contr
mt. vernon love story by mary higgins clark. and she said that -- that no one ever called martha washington martha. she was always called patsy as lady bird johnson was never called claudia. so i was just wondering, you mentioned in his letters when he referred to her in his letter that it was just mentioned on the telephone that he did call her patsy. and i also wanted to mention that in the story that i'm reading about martha and george washington that the house, mt. vernon, was originally the home of his half brother, george washington's half brother. that he lived in a smaller farm. and i wondered if you are going to talk anything about his years as a surveyor or is this really about the years with martha as an adult? >> thank versus much. this is actually martha washington's time in the sun. so we won't talk about george's early career. what about the nickname patsy? >> patsy, pat, patty were the nicknames for martha in those days just as peg or peggy is a nickname for margaret. the martha nickname has fallen out of favor. nobody was named patricia back then. the only patsie
-collecting programs progran fall. jim. >> axelrod: jeff, thank you. the president arrived in martha's vineyard, massachusetts, late this afternoon, where he's beginning his summer vacation. white house correspondent major garrett joins us from martha's vineyard now. major, what's your read on the president's call for reforms? >> reporter: well, they're significant. and we're not clear that congress is going to embrace all of them, jim, but the president is, for the first time in the history of the u.s. presidency, asking for a greater degree of transparency and adversarial role within the process of approving government surveillance, either electronic or through computers, of americans who might be ensnared in some sort of counter-terrorism effort, meaning to stop it before it starts. the president is putting forth a commission to report back to him to put specific reforms to congress, among them, putting an adversary in the foreign intelligence surveillance court which almost always approves government requests for surveillance. for the first time a president with vast powers over the surveil
of the early national government of the united states. >> last week in the martha washington program, we learned with great sorrow martha washington burned all of her papers, her letters, her correspondence with her husband george. only two of them remained. we have just the opposite here. thousands and thousands of them. explain the scope of the trove of materials that you have to work with as scholars through the writings of the adams family. >> the adams family gave to the massachusetts historical society a collection. we have never counted them individually, but probably 70,000+ documents over several generations, and probably about 300,000 pages. for abigail and john, which is the most important of the collection, there are about 1,170 letters they exchanged over the years. >> how frequently did they write to one another? >> it depended. when they were together -- for example, we do not have any letters after 1801 because after john leaves the white house, they're together almost all the time. for periods, for example, when there is fairly regular mail delivery between massachussett
affairs correspondent, martha raddatz who is in washington tonight. martha when we see the size and scope of the u.s. response both here at home and yeo seas, what should that tell us about the seriousness of this threat? >> well, dan, it's a very real threat for overseas. what is picked up on electronic intercepts is from known enemies who pose credible danger. but closing so many embassies is clearly in reaction to what happened in benghazi. the u.s. is not taking any chances, and that is really what is happening domestically as well. they are being more vigilant because we don't know what we don't know. >> not taking chances at home or abroad. many of us assume after the killing of osama bin laden, that al qaeda, their strength is vastly diminished. is this a wake-up call in that front? >> well, in some ways, it is. they are all over that region but yemen has become the hot bed. there were three drone strikes there just last week and that tells you something. >> you spent a lot of time in yemen and all of the countries in that region. when you see the embassies there, are they secure?
a direct hit on the united states? our martha raddatz is in the region with the news. >>> extreme weather forcing children to cool off in ice cubes, schools closed in six states and out west have fearless firefighters stopped the blaze near yosemite. >>> watch dog, we find $1 million of taxpayer money going to waste in a closet. trying to get action tonight. >>> hidden world, the closed life of the amish, is it finally exposed and is there really an amish mafia? >> good evening. as we begin tonight, the clock is ticking on u.s. military action in syria. the white house says a decision is near and u.s. war ships are in position. and the rest of the world is also joining the debate about what kind of action and exactly when. the goal, to stop a man using brutal chemical weapons 5,000 miles away. abc's martha raddatz has it all from the middle east. >> reporter: he is the man at the center of this horror. a brutal dictator who the vice president said today is undeniably responsible for gassing his own innocent people. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical w
the people blog on the washington post website and martha burke, the money editor of ms. magazine and producer and host of "equal time with martha burke." you look too young to have been there. lynn, i want to ask you what did being there on that important day 50 years ago mean to you as an african-american woman? >> on that day 50 years ago, it was just the most amazing experience i'd ever had in my 16 years. you have to look at it in retrospect, we sometimes see things that you didn't see then, and you have to remember that at the point the people converged on washington, we as a community were off of a very hard fought battle in birmingham, in albany george. >>, in mississippi, in alabama, people were struggling to have the right to citizenship, the right to vote, the right to public accommodations. people were being jailed and this was a culmination of those efforts to come to washington and petition the federal government to intervene and insure that in fact all citizens have equal treatment. >> annie, you were there, too, 50 years ago. again, you were there today for the mar
in the martha washington program, we learned with great sorrow martha washington burned all of her papers, her letters, her correspondence with her husband george. only two of them remained. we have just the opposite here. thousands and thousands of them. explain the scope of the trove of materials that you have to work with as scholars through the writings of the adams family. >> the adams family gave to the massachusetts historical society a collection. we have never counted them individually, but probably 70,000+ documents over several generations, and probably about 300,000 pages. for abigail and john, which is the most important of the collection, there are about 1,170 letters they exchanged over the years. >> how frequently did they write to one another? >> it depended. when they were together -- for example, we do not have any letters after 1801 because after john leaves the white house, they're together almost all the time. for periods, for example, when there is fairly regular mail delivery between massachussetts and philadelphia, or later washington, d.c., they wrote at least once a
behind the brutal crackdown in egypt, he'll sit down with martha raddatz. to defend his tactics. >> how some game show winners could end up owing money. you're watching "world news now." put an end to this game ♪ ♪ before it's too late ♪ head games ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by ourtime.com. you by ourtime.com. but lately she's been coming in with less gray than usual. what's she up to? the new root touch-up by nice'n easy has the most shade choices, designed to match even salon color in just 10 minutes. with the new root touch-up, all they see is you. ♪ ♪ >>> all right. egypt is america's biggest foreign policy head ache right now. president obama and his security team met yesterday to decide how to respond. >> abc's global affairs correspondent martha raddatz traveled to cairo for an exclusive interview with the man at center of the crisis there. >> he is one of the most powerful men in egypt right now, a civilian leader behind the military's brutal crackdown on its own people. >> no country will allow to have a paramilitary people taking to the
as catherine. she is doing a fantastic job. martha: how do you think he is doing, gregg? >> future king changing diapers? i don't buy it. martha: of course he does. we'll leave you on that night. bye everybody. see you tomorrow. have a good day. >> brand new stories and breaking news to bring you. jon: almost impossible to imagine the crisis in egypt is growing worse. dozens of egyptian police officers are massacred in an ambush. >>> the e.u. holds an emergency meeting trying to stop the brutal violence as some u.s. lawmakers call for an end to military aid to egypt. >>> a tearful oscar pistorius indicted today on charges he murdered his model girlfriend. he is set to stand trial this winter in south africa. our legal panel weighs in. >>> so many kids are using smartphones these days. a new study said, staring at that little screen could cause permanent damage to young eyes. the doctor is in. it is all "happening now." jon: and horrific news out of egypt on this monday as calls increase here at home to stop spending your tax dollars on a country in such turmoil. good morning. i'm jon sc
this week in martha's vinyard, but before taking off friday, he held a news conference and talked a bit about the process of finding the next federal reserve chairman. mr. obama says he has a range of outstanding candidates, and confirmed that janet yellen and larry summers are both in the mix. "a critical part of the job is making sure we keep inflation in check, that monetary policy is sound, that the dollar is sound. those are all critical components of the job." the news conference followed a closed-door meeting on goverment surveillence. ceos from apple and at&t were among those who attended. the president is opening an investigation into nsa surveillance programs. the former jp morgan trader known as the "london whale" may be off the hook. reports say bruno iksil is not likely to face charges related to bad trading bets that racked up more than $6 billion in losses for jp morgan chase. iksil is called the london whale because he was based in jp morgan's london office and put on monster-sized trading positions. the justice deparmtment and sec are still investigating the bank, but t
in egypt. tense discussions going on inside the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: a rare press release from the vice president's office overnight, about the health of the vice president's son, beau biden. his symptoms can be considered serious because of family medical history. he's had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and his father had an aneurysm at age 45. this morning, the vice president's office says the younger biden is undergoing tests at an undisclosed hospital in houston. his famous father by his side. >> he's the father i've always known, the grandfather my children love and adore. >> reporter: the 44-year-old is more than just the vice president's son. the attorney general of his home state of delaware. and an iraq war veteran. he's seen as a rising star in the democratic party. mentioned as a future governor or to one day fill his fa
this hour about the crisis. major garrett is on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. we expect that announcement from president obama in about 15 minutes. every indication is the president will condemn the violence in strong terms. and also take one more step we believe, to register his displeasure with egypt's military rulers. aides tell us the president is reviewing options to register his displeasure and try to get egypt's attention for good. up till the last moment the united states urged the egyptian military to avoid bloodshed and was ignored. with president obama golfing during his vacation it was left to secretary of state john kerry to express outrage and plead, again, for political compromise. >> egyptians inside and outside of the government need to take a step back. they need to calm the situation. and avoid further loss of life. violence is simply not a solution in egypt or in anywhere else. violence will not create a road map for egypt's future. >> reporter: the turmoil in egypt starkly illustrates the limits of u.s. power.
so much. >>> and we turn, now, to the rising tensions in egypt. our global affairs anchor, martha raddatz, joining us from cairo with an abc news exclusive. an interview with the leader at the center of the crisis, the country's new prime minister. we say good morning to you, martha. >> reporter: good morning, lara. this interview comes right as they arrested more members of the muslim brother mid, which could mean more bloodshed. more than 1,000 supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi, now dead. and now, this morning, almost all of the senior leadership of his muslim brotherhood, in custody. including the spiritual leader, carted away by egyptian security. egypt's prime minister told me, the leader was inciting violence. >> there are some accusations that he was talking, provoking hatred. >> reporter: but the prime minister acknowledged the brutal crackdown could mean prolonged bloodshed, which is exactly what worries america, in a country, an ally that's been vital to the stability of this region. are you worried that the muslim brotherhood is going to radicalize? that this
. >>> the first naem family is eng time off at martha's vineyard. the republicans all owned their vacation get-aways and the democrats rented. the reagan's california ranch sold for $5 million in 1998. the main home at george h.w. bush compound in kennebunkport, maine, worth $8 million. the clintons spent two summers at steven spielberg's east hampton home estimated worth $45 million. george w. bush bought his crawford ranch in 1999 for over a million. obamas staying at 7.6 million estate in martha's vineyard. senior year of high school, i was promoted to city court staff commander, i held the rank of cadet brigadier general. i was head of chicago rotc. i want to be a us citizen and i want to be a marine, i'm gonna be a marine, because i care. i care about this country. i care about those around me, i care about my family, my neighbors. you know, i do want to give back, i believe one hundred percent in what this country stands for. let me earn it, you know, let me serve. i just want an opportunity, i just want a chance. to, to show everyone out there that, i am, american and that i will honora
with a conversation between two top al qaeda leaders. with more on this abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: beefed-up law enforcement. heightened awareness at airports from l.a. to new york and more scrutiny on those trying to enter the country. a senior u.s. official tells abc news that the plot started in yemen, and u.s. officials are frantically searching for vehicle bombs al qaeda wants it use to blow up the u.s. embassy there and perhaps others as well. abc news has also learned that through surveillance and electronic eavesdropping, more was discovered. including communications between al qaeda affiliates and someone in the u.s. not just electronic conversations, but through the mail as well. the u.s. does not know the content of the letters. >> in terrorist communications, in general, the simpler more primitive forms of communication, the more effective they are. >> reporter: this is who al qaeda's zawahiri has been communicating with in yemen, al-wuhayshi. small bombs that could be placed inside a human body, especially dangerous if the bomb carrier boarded a flight. >> this group is fairl
to friday. back to "america's newsroom." >> i'm browne here for martha maccallum. they said it is out of caution and not related to the original threat. bill: we expect the president to address some specific concerns in a news conference from the white house. here is press secretary jay carney late yesterday on that. >> when it comes to protecting americans serving in our embassies and facilities around the world, it is very important to take the necessary precautions when there is this kind of credible threat information. bill: greg palkot leads our coverage. he's working the story out of london today. what is the latest out of pakistan, greg. >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were talking just a short while ago with officials at the u.s. embassy in islamabad, pakistan. they had confirm ad drawdown of what they called non-emergency personnel from the u.s. consulate in lahore. that is about 180 miles southeast of islamabad. that personnel is in fact being brought up to islamabad in that capital area. they also confirmed to us that it was all due to a specific threat against that ins
was canceling joint exercises with the egyptian military. tonight on martha's vineyard, the president is wrapping up his vacation. our chief white house correspondent major garrett is there as well. major, the administration urged the military not to resort to violence. it's now continued for four days. why does the administration believe it was ignored? >> the administration believes the egyptian military decided to break the back of the muslim brotherhood once and for all, try to reduce or eliminate its will to protest and resist in the streets. this is a risky short-term strategy, jeff, because it could push egypt closer to a civil war if the muslim brotherhood doesn't back down or others in egypt not aligned with it also turn against the military. the administration believes the military has decided it will not pursue any kind of democratic reforms until it's dealt with the muslim brotherhood. we're in the stages now seeing if that strategy will succeed. one thing administration officials have concluded-- they were powerless to stop this turn of events. >> glor: major, some critic
to be a matter of whether the u.s. will strike syria but when. abc's martha raddatz is in the region this morning and has the latest on the crisis in syria. >> reporter: he is the man at the center of the horror, a brutal dictator who the vice president said is undeniably responsible for gassing his own innocent people. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria -- the syrian regime. >> reporter: there seems no question that the u.s. is ready to strike a punishing blow to assad. u.s. warships are in place, cruise missiles at the ready, the targets in syria selected. >> if the order comes, you are ready to go -- like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> reporter: what might assad do in response? the syrian regime has hundreds of tons of mustard gas and large stock piles of sarin. add to that 100,000 missiles and rockets including thousand of powerful scud missiles which could reach any target in neighboring israel. here in israel, a run on gas masks, requests increasing fourfold. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying israel is ready fo
would like to say special thanks to martha who fielded this whole adventure, you have done had marvelous job. give her a hand too. [applause] >> thank you for that. that was phenomenal and nice to see, beaten into submission and sufficiently moved, that was wonderful, thank you for being here today. there is the loss in that this property is no longer being handed down in the same way as vinson 1652. the advantage too is there is an organization here now that is dedicated to preserving down from 8,000 acres to the remaining 243 and making sure we don't lose another one. and there is an organic farm planted here, history programming, plans to preserve the house, plans to restore cornelia's garden. the history and the narrative sort of comes to a close, there is a loss in that, there's something exciting about the future that we expect to continue here for a very long time. i invite you all to come up, we are open until at is too cold to do that. there are so many things, but one in particular is there is the spiralling history here, goes off in all these incredible directions and we are l
. >>> also ahead, martha stewart shows you how to give summer a proper sendoff. but we don't want summer to go. >>> from a stereo system to back to school supplies, jill martin is here with a new batch of the often imitated, but never equalled, steals and deals. shows how to use a bag for an umbrella. >> multitasking bag. first we'll talk to tamron about her new show. investigation discovery. the show is called "deadline crime with tamron hall." very exciting. this show that airs on sunday. its debut. it's very personal for you. tell us about it. >> the show idea came up after a conversation i had. my sister was murdered several years ago. and her crime is unsolved. i started talking with other survivors and their families about the difficult challenge. you have no closure. and this show evolved. my father passed away afew years aft ago. my mother believes from a broken heart. leroi is married with a child of his own. his son says, when can i meet my grandma. we have to say, she's in heaven. this show came about organically. i've been able to have this blessed opportunity to talk to othe
'm heather childers in for martha maccallum. snowden has been in limbo at the moscow airport since june 20 third. the u.s. wanted russia to send him back home to face prosecution for spilling secrets about the u.s. surveillance program. instead russia granted him a year of asylum. bill: we wonder what is next. greg palkot live in london. there are a lot of rumors that he could go to cuba or venezuela. what is the latest there, greg. >> reporter: hello, bill and heather. by our calculations about an hour 1/2 ago he left his limbo status there at the terminal at the moscow airport. edward snowden the nsa leaker, is now traveling into russia. traveling to an undisclosed location according to his lawyer. indisclosed because of security concerns. he also, we have just learned, traveling with a member of the wikileaks organization, the whistle-blower organization assisting him in all of his various travels. this refugee status allows him to live and work in the country for one year and then, who knows. again, he's been on the move for five 1/2 weeks after unleashing that raft of surveillance dat
budget battles with republicans. he already made several trips prior to his vacation here in martha's vineyard talking about housing, decreasing corporate tax rates, ways to invest in infrastructure projects. this trip next week will be part of that larger series trying to bet the upper hand and undoubtedly more contentious debates and budget battles coming up. >> that dolphins meeting, four decades in the making. i want to ask you at the rnc chairman he's talking fresh off of his organize's meeting. what is he saying today? >> reporter: he's defending his party basically against sort of these allegations that there's so much infighting and that the party is divided right now. he made the argument that at this summit they had a robust debate, that they emerged from this summit energized. here's a little bit of what he had to say earlier today. >> healthy family debate is not a bad thing at all and i really believe that. i don't think at a time when we just came off of a presidential election that having a party that is just dull and boring is something that is good for not just our
to release former egyptian leader hosni mubarak. martha raddatz is there. good morning, martha. >> reporter: we have breaking news out of cairo this morning. the former president hosni mubarak who has been in prison for more than two years is set to be released, a court has taken a new look at the charges against him, his lawyers said that he could be released as soon as tomorrow. we talked to the prime minister about this possibility yesterday. he gave some strong hints. there's story that hosni mubarak might be freed? >> i understand that the judge has acquitted him from some of the accusations. we are -- we welcome anything according to the law. we respect our justice department. and whatever they -- and we would like this to be taken as a sign that we would go along the rule of law. >> so you would like to see him released? >> it's not a matter of i like to see him or not like -- i would like to see them have a fair and legal trial. >> this doesn't mean that hosni mubarak would reclaim power. he's 85 years old. he has been in very ill health. but this could be a very destabilizing facto
mode, week long visit to martha's vineyard. >> for president obama, vacation means golf. reporters allowed a rare shot of the president on the course. maybe the first duffer was feeling pressure. three putted the first hole. no word on the president's score. group took his time. he was on the course for five hours. was he wearing shorts. he was wearing shorts. surprised by that. >> people have a hard time at golf period. when you add cameras, or just one pool camera. >> positively. >> it's tough. >> recent jfk videos, of his swing. i think he has the best swing of any president i have ever seen. probably knew nobody would see the videos for a long. >> obama can shoot hoops. apparently, he can play. did you see that, whatever it was, missed foul shots in a row. >> because of the cameras. >> exactly. he's better than that. i've seen him play. he looks all right. one guy who played a better round than the president yesterday, jason dufner. >> shot a final round. at the pga championship. all the along the way. he was his usual understated self. showing very lilley motion. even as he wa
'm martha in for meg be. shepard starts now. >> shepard: a u.p.s. cargo jet crashes in a fiery explosion outside of birmingham, alabama and investigators are trying to figure egg figure out why. >>> the coca-cola can company on defense after claims artificial sweeteners like as per tame may be bad for our health. the latest ad campaign. two of the stars of the real housewives of new jersey back in court today on dozens of counts of financial fraud. wonder if she flipped over any tables. that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." >>> first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, a state of emergency across egypt as the country spirals into another severe state of turmoil. the egyptian military in a violent, deadly crackdown on protest camps a month after the coupe that forced mohammed morsi out of office. 140 people reported dead, 1400 hurt. the interim vice president signed, mohamed elbaradei saying i cannot bear the responsibility for one drop of blood. the white house warns the government the world is watching. secretary of state john kerry called today's events
. he spent the last week with his family on martha's vineyard but he won't be home for too long. cnn political editor, paul steinhauser explains why in this political week ahead. >> reporter: hey, fred. president barack obama hits the road thursday as he kicks off a two day bus tour and then motors through pennsylvania, the push making college more affordable. the swing is the latest in a series of events mr. obama is doing on the road this summer to highlight how he's trying to help out the middle class. >> i'm laying out my ideas to give the middle class a better shot. >> reporter: the president's health care law will be in the spotlight this week as a leading conservative group holds a series of de-fund obamacare town halls. senator jim mint, head of the heritage foundation will headline the town halls and senator cruz will join him at the second one in details. >> we have an opportunity between now and accept 30th to de-fund obamacare. >>> and in new hampshire, the state that kicks off the presidential primary process, sparking more speculation, he may run for the white house. >>
is enjoying the last few hours of vacation on martha's vineyard. hoechbs the links. yesterday he played a round of golf with comedian larry david. the president returns to washington tonight. >>> tomorrow, south african olympic printer oscar pistorius will be indicted. he's charged with murdering his girlfriend who would have turned 30 on monday. as cnn's robyn curnow reports, both sides are bracing for a long trial in a case that captured the attention of the world. >> hi, i'm reva. >> reporter: she was one of south africa's top models and on monday she would have turned 30. >> here it comes. >> reporter: august 19th, instead marked by a return of court for her boyfriend oscar pistorius. the second appearance since being granted bail in february. the olympic star is charged with the premeditated murder. he said it was a tragic mistake. he heard noises and thought she was an intruder. the state says it was intentional. and after a two-month delay, the prosecution says the investigation is finished and their indictment is ready. so now on monday we start to get an indication of which of
at -- it takes place at martha's vineyard. did you shoot at -- >> no, we shot in boston. >> jay: that's my hometown. i love boston. >> you do. >> jay: is that your first time spending time there? >> no, i've shot three movies in boston now. i love it there. i'm a big pats fan. >> jay: it's the funniest place in the world. [ cheers ] the funniest, quirkiest people are in boston. >> they are quirky. they are definitely -- they're definitely a -- a -- >> jay: yeah. you think you're a big sta! you come in here like you're a a big sta! yeah, i'm a big star. >> you look wicked hot. >> jay: yeah, wicked hot. so tell people what the movie is about. >> the movie is about -- okay. well, i mean, it's kind of -- it's a little, know -- it's a a long one. but basically, larry david and jon hamm owned a car company together. >> jay: right. >> and he had this -- jon hamm's idea was to have an electric car called the howard. >> jay: right. >> larry david thinks it's a a horrible idea. >> jay: gets fired. >> sells all his shares. he goes. and he is the laughing -- aren't you in this movie? >> jay: no, i'm n
morning of summer vacation at martha's vineyard. president obama and first lady michelle obama landed at cape cod massachusetts yesterday afternoon. while the president has no official public appearances this week, he will likely be seen taking in the sights and playing golf. the visit is upsetting residents because the secret service is banning cars from a public road near the first family's rental home. >>> as we told you yesterday, before heading to cape cod the president did speak at the national conference for disabled veterans in orlando florida. he told the group it's his mission to help vetturas cover from wounds of the war. >> diagnose and treat mental health conditions like tbi and ptsd and to get it done we're moving ahead with more than $100 million in new research. >> the president added that the veterans administration is processing disability claims much faster now. he says claims in waiting fell 20% from a 600,000 case backlog just a few months ago. >>> business tycoon donald trump predicts hillary clinton will be the democratic presidential nominee in the year 2016. i
sequestration. >> i'm martha covan the associate director for -- office of manage and budget which is part of the executive oversee the budget of a number of federal agencies including education, the administration for children and families at hhs where the head start program is. >> hi cay within the department hhs hhs and i started my early childhood career twenty years ago in a head start agency in brooklyn. so i'm really happy to be here today. i'm sharon from the center on budget and policy priorities. where i'm the vice president of budget policy and economic opportunity. this is a second go around for me at the center budget and friar returning in november, i worked for secretary inteel yous -- inteem use. >> i'm the manager director my work mostly focuses on the federal budget, deficits, and debt. >> great. i was wondering for we could start with you. we heard the numbers that have been mentioned in introduction about the over 57,000 slots that vitamin be lost. i wonder if you might be able to drill down a little bit more to that. i know, that the office of head start has some addit
a week long vacation in martha's vineyard, a jammed agenda when he gets back to the white house. peter with the latest. good morning, peter. >> reporter: that's right. later this evening the president will return to the white house. on his last full day in martha's vineyard, that was yesterday, he played his fifth round of golf with larry david, creator of seinfeld and star of curb your enthusiasm. the first family spent time at the beach, riding bikes and dining out. there was some work, though, that needed to be done. from the end of the driveway in his vacation rental, the president addressed reporters this week about the deteriorating situation in egypt. he condemned the violence there and he canceled a planned joint military exercise with the egyptian military. but tomorrow it's back to work here in d.c. all day monday the only thing on the president's schedule so far are meetings at the white house. then on tuesday something a little different. the president is going to host the 1972 undefeated super bowl champion miami dolphins at the white house. it's going to be an event that
this comes as the president is getting ready to leave for vacation. he's going to martha's vineyard with the family for ten days. there's a disappointment factor. he doesn't have immigration reform or notches on his belt if you will on domestic legislation before leaving. >> and look, i think if he said at the start of the year by august would president obama have something to point to to say we reacted to newtown, it seems like rearview mirror now. we talked about that every day. could some kind of gun control measure pass? everyone expected something to pass. how broad that might be we didn't know but he doesn't have that immigration is now on the timetable that looks like end of the year maybe for house passage. conference committee doesn't get there. path to citizenship a fraught legislative path. there aren't the early second term accomplishments that i think many of us thought he might be able to wrack up given that he's coming off what is a larger than expected victory in november 2012. picking up seats in the senate. picking up seats his party had in the house. 332 electoral
and will make the call while he's on the beach in martha's vineyard. >> amy, what's your take in terms of that horse race for the fed chairman? >> it was interesting and there's been some remarking if you read twitter that the president chose to compare larry summers -- his personal defense of larry summers with the defense of susan rice. we know he put up a defense of susan rice and ultimately chose not to nominate her. i don't know if that was the best analogy to make here if you're larry summers and said, boy, the last time he went out and went to bat, she ended up getting the second job she wanted not the first. >> yeah, interesting. let's get to eamon who was in the room during that press conference. eamon, what can you tell us? >> reporter: hi, maria, you heard the president talking today on a wide range of subjects. and this underscores for me the vastness of the presidency. he's talking about everything from healthcare to drone strikes in yemen, the intelligence policy and, of course, the discussion you're talking about on what he's going to do in terms of the next chairman of
their nine-day get away to martha's vineyard. he hold a meeting with regulators as he decides to who pick as next chairman of the federal reserve. >> meantime, the white house began installing solar panels on the first family residence. last week, the obama administration pledged in 2010 to put solar panels on the white house as a sign of the president's commitment to clean energy. not the first time the solar panels have been on the roof, of the white house. president jimmy carter had an array of them put up in the late '70s. president ronald reagan had them removed back in 1986. >> speaking of the white house, the executive mansion was the setting for hollywood's latest block buster "the butler." shot at the top, shot to the top of the weekend box office now -- not without controversy. a couple from silver spring, maryland, publicly took to twitter to complain about what they thought was racial profiling at their local regal cinema. >> they had what i thought were bullet-proof vests, they had side arms, they had a badge that was sewn into their, into their shirt. they looked serious. >>
". president obama is back in washington, of course, after taking a week off in martha's vineyard. the late show's david letterman commemorated his presidential vacation with this video last night. >> let's put together a segment about memorable presidential vacations and by god, we have it for you tonight. memorable presidential vacations throughout the years. i hope you enjoy this. ♪ ♪ >> wow. now, now i see why he had the big hat. >> well, the president also introduced the newest member of his family, another portuguese waterdog named sunny who has joined bo another portuguese waterdog at the white house. almost every president had a pet. there's only been one first dog who has lived in the white house under two different presidents. spotty, a king charles, who was born in 19289 under president george bush 41 and then had the good fortune to return again with george w. bush when he became president in 2001. so two presidents for that dog. however the most famous by far of all the white house is fal la, franklin roosevelt's is scottish terrier and mgm, the movie company made a movie a
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